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5 Great Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the five places they most enjoyed when they were...

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Outdoor Adventure At Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska welcomes more than 400,000 visitors every year, even though the park cannot be accessed by car. This UNESCO World Heritage Site -- a body of water and coastline crusted with huge glaciers -- can only be reached by air or by sea. Getting to Glacier Bay National Park Luckily for those who aren't cruising,

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Introducing Rocky Mountain National Park

More than 415 square-miles of rock-ribbed wilderness draws nearly three million visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park every year.  Easily accessible from many entrances in Colorado, the park is heavily used by locals as well as tourists, and is beloved for its mountain scenery....

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Alaska Overland At Denali National Park

Since its discovery over a century ago, Denali has seen many hopeful explorers braving its hard terrain.  From the early miners who dug through tough rock to gold seekers during the Gold Rush and  mountaineers who cherish the thrill of conquering a peak, Denali National Park has long been a goal of visitors...

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Kansas City, Missouri Attractions

Welcome to the "Heart of America" where hundreds of majestic water-spouting monuments, haute culture and fun await families. The rich tapestry of Kansas City is made up of a motorcycle factory open for tours; a world-class art museum; a restored train station; and a jazz and blues district with a complex devoted to the contributions of African- Americans. For information on lodging and dining...

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Appreciating Democracy At America’s Birthplace

The “Historic Triangle” of Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown is an energetic, living classroom, the place where the United States became a democracy. This genteel corner of Virginia is ideal for a mini family road trip because it also boasts theme parks, golf, boating and craft breweries. However, families...

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Make It the Summer of Love Not War

The Bay Area around San Francisco is partying all year to the tune of #SummerofLove50, the 50th anniversary celebration of the counterculture’s meteoric rise to prominence in 1967. Like the Human Be In on January 14, 1967 and the many public pranks and festivals that preceded it, the Summer of Love events were big, public media darlings that broadcast the youth revolution around...

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Take a Ride Through Disneyland’s Storybook Adventures

We all have sacred family traditions from our childhood that we still hold dear today. I bet for a lot of us, one of the most magical childhood vacations we think about is Disneyland. The rides, the characters we loved so much, the treats Mom and Dad made special exceptions to buy, and the endless laughter. A Disney vacation is somewhat of an heirloom, being handed down generation to generation....

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Step Back in Time to Old Florida at Coconut Grove

If you ventured south of downtown Miami just a century ago, you would have found a wilderness instead of skyscrapers, beachside homes and boutiques. Miami was once a Dating back to 1919, Coconut Grove is the oldest established neighborhood in Miami. Its origins actually date back to 1873, but 1919 is when it incorporated under the name “Coconut...

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Top Beach Resorts For Wannabe Surfers

Has the sport of surfing washed over your summer vacation conversation? If your kids follow the films of Floridian Kelly Slater or the Instagram account of Australian pro Ellie-Jean Coffey, your family may have already taken a beach vacation to learn and surf together. And for everyone else who heeds the Beach Boys’ call, “Let’s go surfing now, everybody’s learning how…” we present five...

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